Safety Officer Training

Sport Northern Ireland funded two phases of training for Safety Officers at designated sports groups. Safety Officers received a day’s training in the following areas:

  • Assessment and Risk Management in Spectator Safety Management
  • Developing Working Relationships
  • Planning for the Safety of Spectators
  • Understanding Crowd Dynamics and Calculating Safe Capacities
  • Operational Preparedness and Decision Making

Safety Officer Training Programmes Available

In 2010, Sport Northern Ireland delivered Safety Officer Training to 41 people with a further, 19 people being trained in 2011.

A further phase of Safety Officer Training may be funded; Sport Northern Ireland is currently assessing the demand to offer the above training to Safety Officers of designated sports grounds.